What does mucus in the stool look like? I've seen white blobs of something twice this last week since I glutened myself the week before (I have celiac). Am wondering if that is mucus or undigested medication? The first blob was rather large with a small dark red spot on one end. Does Asacol look that way unabsorbed? I've seen occasional bits of the Asacol coating (not frequently, just once in a while) which is normal according to the rx notes. But then there was another white blob today - smaller in size than the first one, about the size of a 50 cent piece. First one was twice that. No red spot this time. Guess I'm really wondering that if it's mucus, then maybe my severe gluten reaction inflamed the crohn's. The D is much better than it was but pain in the LRQ is very apparent these days, although not unbearable.
I had asked my GI when we talked in October what mucus looks like, and she gave me a dumb answer - "well, it looks like.. you know- mucus!" Does that mean like the stuff that comes out of your nose and can be different colors? You know how when you get a dumb answer you feel like you've asked a dumb question. So - no dumb questions here - we're all in the same boat!
I'm still fairly new to the crohn's and have a moderate case, according to the GI, which is not currently in a flare. Sure hope I'm not building up to one.
Thanks for your help - Becky
Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006. Current meds:
Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, various vitamin supplements.